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George Takei’s LGBT Pride, Hopes For Pride in Japan

George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek television series, showed his LGBT pride in Seattle on Sunday when he served as the celebrity grand marshal for the 40th annual Pride Parade. Takei did not reveal that he was gay until 2005 when he told Frontiers magazine that he had been in a committed …

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George Takei: Grand Marshal at Pride Parade

George Takei was just one of many people taking part in the 40th annual Pride Parade in Seattle, Washington this past weekend. The activist, known best for his role as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek, served as the parade’s Celebrity Grand Marshal. The parade started along Seattle’s Fourth Avenue at just about 11:00 A.M. “Well 40 years ago, what seemed …

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Ian McKellen Pride Speech Inspires

Sir Ian McKellen, who is both Magneto and Gandalf, walked among the 20,000+ revelers at the Pride Parade in London this weekend. McKellen was there to introduce Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst to the crowd. “Show business has always led the way when it comes to the freedom to be yourself,” said Sir Ian. “So, Conchita is following in the footsteps …

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Pride Parade in Russia Leads to Arrests

Pride Parades in the U.S. this weekend come hot on the heels of victories for marriage equality advocates. The U.S. Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 to be unconstitutional. Proposition 8 in California, which banned same-sex marriage in that state, was confirmed to also be unconstitutional. But even without the extra victories for marriage equality in …

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